The perfect back-to-school snack for your zodiac sign
Maryland Stadium’s new food stand, called “Maryland Pride,” sells foods based on state traditions. (Courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
The beginning of September is a busy time for everyone. Settling into a new routine at school or work is exciting but hectic. Not sure how to pack your apartment or dorm with easy, go-to snacks? Your horoscope might help. Here are the perfect back-to-school snacks for your sign.
Aquarius: Veggies and Hummus
Symbolized by the Water Bearer, Aquarius is an air sign. They are characterized as innovative, generous and future-focused. Known as the social justice fighters of the signs, Aquarians prioritize sustainability and are often vegetarians. Carrots, cucumbers or any vegetable paired with hummus is the perfect healthy snack for this sign.
Pisces: Dark Chocolate Squares
Pisces are usually fun and artistic people, but they can also be very sensitive. Delicate and kind, this sign has a sweet tooth. Dark chocolate is a delicious treat and a little healthier than a regular candy bar. Pisces are typically drawn toward romance and filled with emotion. What could be more romantic than chocolate?
Aries: Protein-packed Granola Bar
Active and energized — Aries is a fire sign for a reason. Aries is always ready to conquer every day. Ruled by the Ram, they are confident in their goals and how to reach them. Since an Aries is constantly on the move, they might not have time for a full meal. Stock up on protein-packed granola bars to keep energy high.
Taurus: Easy Mac/Ramen
As Earth signs, Taureans are practical and grounded. They are usually good with money, but they also have a huge appetite and a love for eating. Delicious and filling yet inexpensive snacks such as microwave mac-and-cheese or ramen should be a staple in every Taurus cabinet.
Gemini: Nut-filled Trail Mix
Smart and outgoing, Geminis love to be stimulated in conversation, school or work. As an intelligent sign, eating walnuts and almonds can give Geminis healthy fats like omega-3s. Look for packs of nut-filled trail mix to help boost that Gemini brainpower.
Cancer: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Ruled by the moon, the Cancer sign is known for compassion, sensitivity and desiring deep bonds with the people around them. As homebodies, they avoid eating out and enjoy the comfort of a plain meal. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic for a reason — and it’s ideal for any Cancer who wants a reliable snack.
Leo: Microwave Popcorn
The drama kings and queens of the zodiac, Leos are typically flamboyant, fun and entertaining. This fire sign should stock up on microwave popcorn for the times they want to host friends for a wine or movie night. Leos love attention, and the wafting smell of freshly-popped popcorn is as attention-grabbing as possible.
Virgo: Rice Cake with Almond Butter
September is Virgo season — and this sign thrives while heading back to school and getting into an organized routine. They prioritize balanced living, perfection and hard work. Busy Virgos usually prefer to eat small meals on-the-go. A rice cake with almond butter is healthy and gluten-free. Add some cut-up banana and honey for extra tastiness!
Libra: Berry Smoothie
The Libra sign is known for loving beauty, balance and harmony. They’re ruled by Venus, so don’t be surprised to find a Libra exploring an art museum or coffeehouse. A bright and berry-filled smoothie — maybe with a scoop of greek yogurt for protein — is the colorful and light snack a Libra needs.
Scorpio: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Symbolized by a Scorpion, this sign is intense, brave and extremely passionate. Scorpios usually enjoy spicy and rich foods — strong like their personalities. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos could be the key snack to satisfy a Scorpio’s lust for everything hot and steamy.
Sagittarius: Frozen Dumplings
Curious and experimental, Sagittarians are often risk-takers and explorers. They are unafraid to try new cuisines. Frozen dumplings or edamame are fun atypical snacks that a Sagittarius can keep in their freezer.
Capricorn: Pizza Bagel Bites
Capricorn’s element is Earth: They are grounded, traditional and loyal. Ruled by Saturn — the planet of maturity — Capricorns enjoy eating standard fare at regular times. Pizza Bagel Bites are as cheesy, bready and as comforting as possible. Throw those delectable bites in the oven and any Capricorn is set.
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- back to school
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- granola bar
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- peanut butter and jelly
- rice cake
- trail mix